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RIC Student Artist Exhibit Through October

RIC student Marlena Davis of Cumberland is exhibiting a number of her paintings and photographs in the Cumberland Public Library’s Hayden Art Gallery during the month of October. The exhibit is accessible on the second floor whenever the library is open. As part of the exhibit, the library will host an artist meet-and-greet on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 2-4 p.m. Marlena received an M.A. in counseling from RIC and graduated from the C.A.G.S. program in mental health counseling at RIC.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Meeting – Oct. 21

The next meeting of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, from 2-4 p.m. in CL 255. An agenda can be found on the UCC website. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Sue Abbotson

Fall Film Festival – Oct. 21

The Ocean State Film Society (the student film club on campus) is hosting its annual Fall Film Festival on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in Horace Mann 193. RIC students will screen their recent work created in and out of class. All are welcome!

Vincent Bohlinger

10th Anniversary of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies – Oct. 21

The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 21, in the main dining room of Donovan Dining Center. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a Lusophone dinner at 7 p.m. and then the Friends of Portuguese Studies Awards. Entertainment will be provided by Sãozinha and Tânia DaSilva, while panels of Azorean and Cabo Verdean whaling history will be on exhibit by the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Honorary chairs are Rhode Island Sen. Daniel Da Ponte and Vice Consul of Portugal Márcia Sousa. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for RIC students with ID. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, Oct. 14. Contact Marie Fraley at, for more information.

Marie Fraley

Why the Allies Won World War II and Its Lessons for Today – Oct. 24

The internationally famous British historian Jeremy Black will again visit our campus on Monday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in Alger Hall 110. He will present a lecture on “Why the Allies Won World War II and Its Lessons for Today.” All students, faculty, staff and friends of the college are invited to attend, and there will be ample time for questions. Black is the author of over 100 books, including “The Holocaust: History and Memory,” “The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History” and “The Power of Knowledge.” Come and enjoy sparkling intellect and wit.

Pete Brown

Biology Research Colloquium – Oct. 27

Genetically modified plants will be the topic of Elizabeth Vierling’s talk at the Biology Research Colloquium on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in FLS 050. A distinguished professor at the University of Massachusetts, Vierling has studied the stress response and stress tolerance in plants and has made many presentations on genetically modified plants. Her presentation is titled “Transgenic Plants: From Basic Research to Agricultural Applications.”

Sarah Spinette

Lecture: “The Art of Medicine, Plain People and Molecular Medicine” – Oct. 27

The Department of History and the School of Nursing will host a lecture by G. Terry Sharrer, former curator of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Faculty Center South. Sharrer will focus on the primary care facility for special children of the Amish and Old Order of Mennonites in Stradsburg, Pennsylvania. The relationship between caregiver and patient at this facility is where modern molecular medicine began.

Moonsil Kim

19th Annual Promising Practices Multicultural Conference – Nov. 5

Please join us at the 19th Annual Promising Practices Conference on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Donovan Dining Center. The theme for this year is “Resilience across the Board: A Strength-based Approach to Foster Resiliency in All Communities.” The conference will feature clinical psychologist Robert Brooks and 24 compelling workshops. This event is open to the public.

Carol Cummings or Claire Creamer

Academic Software Requests for Centrally Managed Computer Labs – Deadline Nov. 7

Faculty requiring new software, freeware, shareware or upgraded software in the centrally managed student computer labs and electronic classrooms for the Spring Semester 2017, should complete and submit the request form by Monday, Nov 7.

Maureen Tobin

Lecture: Young, Black, Male and Educated in White America: An Autoethnographic Triangulation of Racial Profiling Interaction – Nov. 10

Stefan Battle, RIC assistant professor of social work, will present a lecture titled “Young, Black, Male and Educated in White America: An Autoethnographic Triangulation of Racial Profiling Interaction” on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Alger 110.

Prachi Kene

Save the Date! Admissions Open House – Nov. 12

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the annual Open House for prospective students and their families. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1-4:30 p.m. As always, we appreciate the support and participation of the entire Rhode Island College community.

Jason Anthony

Committee on College Lectures Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Funding

The Committee on College Lectures is pleased to announce the availability of lecture award funds for the Spring 2017 semester. The Committee on College Lectures invites applications for funding to bring outside speakers to Rhode Island College for campus-wide lectures/workshops, departmental and interdepartmental lectures/workshops and classroom presentations. We can fund honoraria ranging from $50-$300 and additional travel expenses. Please click here for application. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m.  



Art Exhibit: Richard Whitten – Now through Jan. 16, 2017

Paintings by RIC Professor of Art Richard Whitten will be included in an exhibit of 24 artists at the Newport Art Museum from Oct. 1 through Jan. 16, 2017. This group of artists were also documented in the “NetWorks Rhode Island” 2015/2016 artist video portrait series. Click here for video clip on Whitten. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation

In our streaming, multitasking, digital world, how often do you feel overwhelmed, scattered or like you are spinning your wheels? In mindfulness meditation, we take time out from the constant doing of our outer world and the constant thinking of our inner world and create a space where we can practice simply being. Through this practice, we develop a quiet mind, which is essential to real learning and teaching. Offered Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., CL 130. Open to all.